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The Bureau of Environmental Protection is responsible for preventing and minimizing pollution to, and monitoring the quality and overseeing the restoration of, water, air, and land. The Bureau includes 6 regulatory offices:

  • The Offices of Water Resources, Air Resources, and Waste Management evaluate applications, issue permits that meet State and federal requirements, and oversee permit compliance.
  • The Office of Compliance and Inspection investigates citizen complaints that are within the Bureau’s responsibility and is the centralized administrative office for enforcement.
  • The Office of Customer and Technical Assistance coordinates the review of projects requiring multiple applications and permits and is the centralized administrative office for the receipt of applications.
  • The Office of Emergency Response responds to spills of oil and chemicals.

Environmental Protection Bureau
Terrence Gray, PE; Assoc Director
235 Promenade St.
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-4700
Fax: 401-222-6802